Millburn-Short Hills Year-In-Review
From Superstorm Sandy to Paul Ryan to issues throughout the school district and the Township Committee, here's what happened in 2012 in Millburn-Short Hills.
Hartshorn Prinicpal Ron Castaldo will retire at the end of this school year.
According to a letter he sent to parents today, Castaldo, who has been a principal at Hartshorn for 16 years and has worked in public education in New Jersey for 43 years, he will begin his retirement July 1.
Until a few weeks ago, neighbors Allison Katz and Beth Silverberg didn’t know each other. They may have passed each other on the streets of their Short Hills neighborhood while walking their dogs, but can’t really be sure.
After two years of hearings and almost 5½ hours of public input Monday night, the Zoning Board of Adjustment denied the variances sought by the Chai Center, which would have allowed a 16,350-square-foot synagogue in Short Hills.
Members of WeLoveMillburn on Monday asked the Board of Education to overturn its earlier vote to move school elections to November, saying the board has some ethical problems with its vote two weeks ago.
With no new contract for 15 months and with negotiations seemingly stalled over three words, teachers this week began "working to rule,” meaning they come in and leave according to contract and don't do anything they're not required to do.
Millburn police reported on Monday that three residential burglaries occurred in the township on Friday evening.
Millburn police arrested Thomas Tedesco, 66, of Millburn, Wednesday on charges of attempted murder, possession of unlawful weapons and criminal restraint.
Police Chief Greg Weber said the charges stemmed from a domestic violence incident on Wednesday, April 18, but did not release the victim’s name or any additional information about the case.
Various public retirees in the area are part of the so-called "$100K" club, receiving more than $100,000 in pension from the state of New Jersey. The highest pensions are going to former members of the towns' Board of Education.
Businesses closed, students sweltered and some residents fumed as power went on and off -- and in some cases stayed off -- for the second day.
A 17-year-old Millburn High School student is in intensive care but making progress at Morristown Memorial Hospital after being struck by a vehicle while crossing White Oak RidgeRoad earlier this week.
After 16 months, the Board of Education and the teachers union have reached a tentative settlement on the contract – on their first night of having a fact finder from the state visit.
A 39-year-old Towaco man was sentenced to 54 months in prison Wednesday for embezzling more than $10.4 million from his employer, Columbus Hill Capital Management LP, between February 2008 and March 2011.
A Milburn Middle School teacher, who filed a complaint about mold in MMS with the school board and the Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health program, disputes the district’s reports that the indoor air quality is in a “normal” or “acceptable” range at the school.
A Millburn teenager was in critical condition Thursday after she was struck by the car of a couple rushing their baby to the hospital, police said.
A Millburn teenager, who was stuck by a car late Wednesday night, is still in critical but stable condition at the University Hospital in Newark.
Here's a list of all the colleges, the high school has released, where the students from class of 2012 are attending and how many to each. Except for a few who are still undecided.
In this year's New Jersey Monthly Magazine's list of top public high schools, Millburn fell from its place at number one, for the first time since 2008, to number eight.
A Maplewood resident was struck, riding his bicycle to work on Millburn Avenue, around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, by a black SUV that left the scene, police said.
Residents and the township engineer raised concerns of traffic safety, after representatives from Springfield presented the proposed building and landscaping plans for the Stop & Shop on Millburn Avenue
Millburn Police recently arrested a Bloomfield man, Guy Colavito, 45, for burglary and theft, after asking for help through media outlets last month.
In this week's Board of Education meeting, the board approved hiring part-time aides as a result of the student enrollment preliminary figures. Those numbers showed an unexpected rise in Deerfield Elementary's kindergarten and Hartshorn Elementary's third grade class size.
Causing widespread power outages, Sandy passed through the area with hurricane strength winds Monday night. Although the township didn't see much rain, the wind caused dozens of down trees and wires.
As the weekend approaches and the temperature drops, Jersey Central Power and Light has left Millburn township in the dark with no answers.
Paul Ryan, the Republican party vice presidential nominee, is attending a reception at a Millburn-Short Hills residence Saturday afternoon.
According to Jersey Central Power and Light's website, 514 customers are still in the dark in Millburn.
Tuesday was Election Day in Millburn and Short Hills. Patch covered all the races on the ballot with Tuesday night's unofficial results below.
One week after Hurricane Sandy, Millburn township has no set date for full power restoration. With a Nor'easter predicted this Wednesday, the townships brings its complaints to the state.
A 65-year-old Chatham man was arrested on Nov. 23 in Short Hills after attempting to leave the scene of multiple accidents at the mall, Millburn police said.